Mike Howat is a painter working out of Concord, NH. Howat earned his B.F.A. with a painting concentration from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2014. Since graduating, Howat has been actively engaged in the growing New England art scene and shows regularly with Kelley Stelling Contemporary, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and other galleries in the region. His work explores themes of Americana, urbanization, and memory. He focuses on painting but works routinely with large-scale graphite drawing, monotype printmaking, and etching.
Since 2017, Howat has been the long-term artist-in-residence at Kimball Jenkins where he teaches classes and workshops, serves on the Arts Committee, and has a studio in the historic estate of the art school. In 2018, he curated Figuratively Speaking, an abstract painting and printmaking exhibition with regionally established and emerging artists, and has plans for future curatorial projects for 2019 in collaboration with an upcoming Boston-based art publication.